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WTN: Do yourself a favor...

by Rahsaan » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:14 am

...do not open the 1996 PJ Druet Bourgueil Grand Mont right now. I came home to find an open bottle on the kitchen table, so naturally I poured myself a glass and was surprised to find it relatively juicy despite the earthy tannin finish. But then my housemate told me it had been opened since lunch (i.e. over 8 hours) and as I re-filled my glass (for analytical purposes) I could see that despite the fresh, elegant, and juicy “stuffing” which bodes well for the future, the stalky underbrushy acid and tannin components were really out in the forefront of this one, and it needs to go back to sleep.

So, don’t do it. Not now.
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Re: TN: Do yourself a favor...

by Mike Filigenzi » Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:57 am

Rahsaan wrote:...do not open the 1996 PJ Druet Bourgueil Grand Mont right now. I came home to find an open bottle on the kitchen table, so naturally I poured myself a glass and was surprised to find it relatively juicy despite the earthy tannin finish. But then my housemate told me it had been opened since lunch (i.e. over 8 hours) and as I re-filled my glass (for analytical purposes) I could see that despite the fresh, elegant, and juicy “stuffing” which bodes well for the future, the stalky underbrushy acid and tannin components were really out in the forefront of this one, and it needs to go back to sleep.

So, don’t do it. Not now.


Man. Back when I had housemates, they left stuff like half-cooked tri-tip sitting out on the kitchen table. You've obviously found a better grade of housemate....


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Re: TN: Do yourself a favor...

by Rahsaan » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:37 am

Mike Filigenzi (Sacto) wrote:Man. Back when I had housemates, they left stuff like half-cooked tri-tip sitting out on the kitchen table. You've obviously found a better grade of housemate....


Yes, only I wonder what they say about me :)
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Re: TN: Do yourself a favor...

by mark meyer » Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:24 am

Rahsaan wrote:
Mike Filigenzi (Sacto) wrote:Man. Back when I had housemates, they left stuff like half-cooked tri-tip sitting out on the kitchen table. You've obviously found a better grade of housemate....


Yes, only I wonder what they say about me :)



Rahsaan,

Is the housemate who bot the Breton an European? I can't imagine too many Californians who are young buying Loire Cab Franc.

FWIW opened a Baudry 03 Domaine for my cousins after my aunts funeral on Sat and everyone loved it-for most their first Loire Cab Franc. If I had multiple cases I could drink it as my house wine this summer in IL.

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Re: TN: Do yourself a favor...

by Rahsaan » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:37 pm

mark meyer wrote:Is the housemate who bot the Breton an European? I can't imagine too many Californians who are young buying Loire Cab Franc.


Really, you don't think Californians can appreciate Loire cab franc? All depends on the palate, no.. This one is born and bred California, but not necessarily "ultra young" - mid 40s..

FWIW opened a Baudry 03 Domaine for my cousins after my aunts funeral on Sat and everyone loved it-for most their first Loire Cab Franc. If I had multiple cases I could drink it as my house wine this summer in IL.

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It is nice stuff huh.. Great for opening and enjoying

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